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Punctured Tyres: What Every Driver Should Know



Your car’s tyres are a critical component that must be kept in good working order at all times. Your tyre’s job is to maintain a secure hold on the ground in all conditions so that your automobile may drive safely. A tyre puncture can happen to anyone at any time.

After you’ve done reading this article, you should have a better understanding of tyre punctures and how to deal with them.

The severity of a tyre puncture varies; some are minor, while others are highly serious. The manner in which the puncture is performed is determined by the severity of the puncture.

Let’s have a look at some of the things that can cause a tyre puncture before moving on.

Causes Of Punctured Tyres

Punctured tyres can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

Aside from nails, there are a variety of other things that can cause problems. These are some of them:

Screws/bolts. Screws and bolts, like nails, may wind up on the road for various reasons and may be found everywhere.

Rocks with sharp edges. When driving off-road, you’re likely to stumble across sharp rocks. Make sure you have tyres that can handle rough terrain and off-road driving.

Glass has shattered. Construction zones include shards, which should be avoided as much as possible.

Debris from the construction site This may come in various forms such as metal sheets, steel components or pieces of wood. All these have the potential to puncture and damage tyres to a certain degree.


Symptoms of a  punctured tyre

There are a few ways to identify if your tyres have been punctured or not, even if you don’t notice it right away. Here are a few examples:

  1. When driving the car, the wheel shudders or you feel shaky.
  2. If you’re having trouble steering the car (usually the result of slow puncture where the tyre slowly deflates)
  3. If the car begins to swerve to the left or right as if it is being pushed in that direction (medium tyre deflation)
  4. If the car swerves to the left or right unexpectedly (happens during a blowout, when the tyre suddenly bursts due to severe puncture or damage).

What to do if you get a flat tyre

A good driver should always be prepared for whatever may occur on the road. Always keep a spare tyre on hand so you can replace a punctured one and get back on the road quickly.

The ruptured tyre, on the other hand, must be mended or replaced, especially if your spare is a donot tyre, which has limitations.

If you don’t have a spare or the tyre has blown out.

Please don’t drive any farther if the tyre is severely damaged; you’ll just make matters worse. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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